Welcome to the German Section
German Club Meeting
Tuesdays at 9:00pm Halle Library
Monday, 7 Oct 2013.
The EMU German Insider
Department of World Languages welcomes
Dr. Sascha Feuchert of the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, Germany
as Eastern Michigan University's First Honorary Professor.
**Click here for more information about Dr. Feuchert.**
Research Center for Holocaust Literature at the Justis-Liebig University in Gießen
Please visit the Academic Programs Abroad site for more information.
Why should you learn German ?
More than 1,100 companies from German-speaking countries have subsidiaries in the U.S. There are over 200 German-based firms in Michigan alone.
- Germany exports the most products of any country in the world
- 18% of books worldwide are written in German
Learning German helps students get better SAT and ACT scores. At the University of California, more majors require the study of German than other languages (German 56 majors, French 43 majors, Spanish 21 majors, Japanese 7 majors)
Among many academic programs requiring or recommending German are: anatomy, art, history, biochemistry, biology, biomedical physics, botany, chemistry, design, engineering, film studies, genetics, linguistics, logic and methodology of science, molecular biology, music near eastern studies, philosophy, physical science, physics, physiology, religious studies, zoology
German is a key language in the European Union and in the rapidly growing markets of Central and Eastern Europe
Germany is America's largest European trading partner with more than 800 major American firms doing business in Germany with 300 companies in Berlin alone.
In a 1994 survey conducted by German-American Chambers of Commerce, 65% of all respondents stated they were looking specifically for German/English bilingual skills
German companies in the US pay the German-speaking employees premium salaries
Many people don't realize that German is the most widely spoken language in Europe